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Ron Leach Posted: Sep 28, 2016 0 comments

Christiaan van Heijst is a Senior First Officer flying Boeing for Cargolux, one of Europe’s major cargo airlines. And as you can see from these amazing photographs, he’s also a very accomplished photographer.

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Ron Leach Posted: Sep 28, 2016 0 comments

Alienskin has introduced Exposure X2, a powerful new version of their affordable Raw photo editing/organizing software. Intended to be a more complete, all-in-one package than ever, it can be used as a standalone solution or as a plugin for Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop.

Gary Pageau Posted: Sep 28, 2016 0 comments

Instant photography is enjoying a resurgence among both young snapshooters and even some pros, with several makers — from established brands to startups — offering cameras and films to scratch that instant itch. Most photo buffs know the Polaroid story; how the company went bankrupt and is now operating as essentially a brand licensing company putting the Polaroid name on everything from TVs to Blu-Ray players to tablets to, yes, cameras and film. 

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Dan Havlik Posted: Sep 27, 2016 0 comments

We wrote about the new Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 (Model A022) lens when it was announced at the beginning of the month but it was only at the photokina show in Germany last week that we got to see this impressive superzoom in person. And man, is it big!

Jack Neubart Posted: Sep 27, 2016 0 comments

Joe McNally learned the value of supplementing available light with flash early on in his career as a photojournalist. Currently a Nikon Ambassador who works mainly as a commercial/editorial portrait photographer, McNally has become a staunch advocate for the use of Nikon Speedlights on location, often using these small flashes off camera in multiple lighting setups. McNally even mixes his Speedlights with studio strobes on occasion when the situation warrants.

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Staff Posted: Sep 27, 2016 1 comments

Situated just a few miles west of Marion, Ohio, lies Big Island, a 5,800-acre wildlife area. Although the area is mostly prairie, it also contains thick woodlands, marshes, and several open ponds. According to Shutterbug reader Scott E. Zimmermann, it is a “prime” spot for migrating waterfowl and shorebirds, plus it also has a healthy bald eagle population.

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Ron Leach Posted: Sep 26, 2016 0 comments

Venus Optics is a Chinese lens manufacturer that has been producing some unique and highly regarded lenses under its Laowa brand. But their new 24mm f/14 Relay 2X Macro lens, previewed at Photokina, may have changed the meaning of “unique” forever—at least as far as optics are concerned. 

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Jason Schneider Posted: Sep 26, 2016 0 comments

Photokina 2016  may have ended, but we have a couple more interesting lens introductions to share with you: Leica’s 50mm f/1.4 Summilux SL ASPH, and the Lensbaby Twist60 announced earlier in the U.S.

Jason Schneider Posted: Sep 26, 2016 0 comments

If there were a Photokina Award for the greatest number of cool new products by an American manufacturer, GoPro would certainly be in the running. The innovative folks that put action cams on the map unveiled two new Hero5 cameras and their first-ever drone, along with some interesting accessories. 

Dan Havlik Posted: Sep 23, 2016 0 comments

Arguably, the biggest camera news at this year’s photokina show in Cologne, Germany was the announcement of the new Fujifilm GFX, a medium format mirrorless camera, which was unveiled to much fanfare on Monday. Shutterbug was one of a handful of media outlets to get our hands on a prototype of the 51.4-megapixel GFX and try it out for about half an hour in a conference room at the show.

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Sep 23, 2016 0 comments

The imaginative, dramatic photographs of Alexis Cuarezma showcase the skills of an imaginative master of dramatic lighting.

Ron Leach Posted: Sep 22, 2016 0 comments

Dusan Stojancevic is a Serbian photographer specializing in time lapse, travel, landscape, food, and wedding photography. He’s recently made some truly astonishing cityscapes by capturing iconic sites throughout the world in drops of water using a macro lens.

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Ron Leach Posted: Sep 22, 2016 1 comments

We thought we’d give you a break from the barrage of Photokina product news, and let you feast your eyes on these stunning images just captured by the International Space Station (ISS) some 250 miles above us. These images of our planet at night were taken last week.

Ron Leach Posted: Sep 22, 2016 0 comments

PocketWizard has just made their FlexTT5 TTL radio remote system available to users of Panasonic’s mirrorless cameras. When used with the Panasonic DMW-FL360L and DMW-FL580L flash units, the FlexTT5 TTL enables a full range of flash sync speeds up to 1/8000. 

Jason Schneider Posted: Sep 22, 2016 0 comments

Part of the fun of the photokina show in Cologne, Germany this week is getting to actually touch and try much of the new camera gear that’s been announced in the past month.

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